Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2009 Contact: Aurelio Rojas 213-974-2222
Ridley-Thomas Selects Veteran Educator to Fill Senior
Deputy for Human Development Position
Linda A. Smith will advise the Supervisor on important matters ranging from children’s issues to senior services
Ms. Smith will advise the Supervisor on matters ranging from children’s issues to senior services, as well as the Los Angeles County Office of Education and County library system.
She previously worked as a career advisor for CalWORKs at
In addition to her work in the academic and non-profit sectors, for ten years Smith worked at the Gas Company in Consumer Affairs and as a loaned executive to Rebuild L.A. She also served as the Deputy Director for the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
“Linda Smith is well positioned to help me address the urgent issues of human development in the Second District,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. “Her expertise and wisdom will go a long way toward improving the quality of life for everyone from children to senior citizens. Wherever she has been, in the public sector or private sector, class room or board room, Linda has been effective.
Ms. Smith earned a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership from
She also authored a book entitled Here’s What It Takes... to be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. Her book presents common sense tips on eight key areas of life including career, education, interpersonal relationships, health and well-being, money management and consumerism, leisure time and fun.
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